Orange Sweet Rolls

Orange Sweet Rolls


For me… brunch must always have a cinnamon roll or sweet roll! Then again… I’m pretty sure rolls are what I’m known for in our town. The ones you eat, not the ones on my belly!! Last year for #BrunchWeek I shared these amazing Chocolate Covered Strawberry Sweet Rolls and this year I decided I needed to share these Orange Sweet Rolls.

Being able to adapt my sweet roll recipe has been key. I added a little Nielsen-Massey Orange Extract to my dough and a sweet orange glaze to finish them off.

Orange Sweet Rolls

1 hr 30 min


  1. 1 3/4 cups warm water (90-110* F)
  2. 1 tablespoon Nielsen-Massey Orange Extract
  3. 1/3 cup Dixie Crystal sugar
  4. 1/4 cup oil
  5. 4 tablespoons Red Star yeast
  6. 1/2 tablespoon salt
  7. 2 large eggs
  8. 5 1/2 -6 cups flour
  9. Filling
  10. 1/2 cup white sugar
  11. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  12. 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  13. 1/2 cup butter
  14. Orange Glaze
  15. 3 cups Powdered Sugar
  16. 1/4-1/2 cup orange juice
  17. 1 tablespoon Nielsen-Massey Orange Extract
  18. 1 tablespoon orange zest (a fresh orange for zesting)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine warm water, sugar, oil, salt and yeast and let set for 10 minutes.
  2. Start oven to preheat to 400 degrees.
  3. Slowly add half of the flour to the yeast mixture, and knead using the kneading hook, while adding.
  4. Add the egg.
  5. Continue adding the flour.
  6. Once all the flour is added, mix/knead for 10 minutes.
  7. Let rest 10 minutes.
  8. Place plastic wrap over the bowl and set in a warm location to allow to rise–double in size.
  9. Turn dough out onto the counter and knead, pressing into a 11×15 rectangle.
  10. Melt butter in a microwave safe bowl, and pour it onto the dough rectangle.
  11. In a small bowl, mix butter, white and brown sugar, and cinnamon together.
  12. Spread mixture over the dough.
  13. Starting with the long side, tightly roll into a log and cut into 12 even sized pieces.
  14. Place on baking tray and let rise.
  15. You can let them rise as short or as long as you want–not allowing them to get larger than double in size
  16. Bake 12-15 minutes at 400*F
  17. Meanwhile, mix all of the orange glaze ingredients until smooth
  18. Once rolls are removed from oven, allow to cool about 5 minutes before pouring over the glaze.
  19. SERVE!
Orange Sweet Rolls - From Gate to Plate - #BrunchWeek

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Eva Rosenberg

Eva Rosenberg

Welcome to Eva's Kitchen where I share my adventures in cooking. My creations may not always turn out Pinterest perfect, but I usually end up with a funny picture or an interesting meal. Thanks for stopping by!


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